A rare coin from St.Helena featuring St.George slaying the Dragon is also featured on this upload, an impressive coin sold at an impressive price. Oh! but these are just some of the items featured in this new upload. We would hate to see you miss out on the items you want but unfortunately STOCK IS LIMITED...
This is something you will not see often. These bronze coins from Greek colony city of Olbia in Thrace were cast in the shape of a dolphin! They were made to honour their god Apollo Delphinios. This name is linked to the story of Cretan sailors in a storm who were guided to safety by Apollo shaped as a dolphin, landing at Delphi they became his priests. It also likely that the people were imitating what they saw, there were large numbers of dolphins in the Black Sea and still are today! Playful and intelligent, they would have been as friendly then as they are now. These were cast in bronze in the 5th to 4th centuries B.C., and because of this process do not have a tail. They show the body, the vast majority have the dorsal fin and some will even have eye pellets. As always the first to order will get the best, in this case the shape and features!
Of the four Monarchs who ruled over India in the 20th Century, one of the hardest to find in nice copper or bronze coins is the last one, King George VI. Don’t forget he only came to the throne in 1937 and India became Independent in 1948. During that time there was a World War and people had something else to do than collect coins. We have a nice group of King George VI 1/4 Annas on offer. These are the largest of his bronze coins issued. The coins on offer also have the first head on them and this design was only issued for three years, the coins of 1940 are on offer. They are not easy to find, and are in Uncirculated condition with original lustre. You have the crowned bust of the Monarch on one side and the denomination and date on the other side.
Before Ireland joined the Euro, they used their own coinage. But because the population of Ireland is so low, the mintages of their coins also tended to be rather low. Here we present a Irish pre Euro coin, the 20P in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and you don’t see many this nice. Supplies are of course very limited and these are in bright and beautiful condition.
The last issue, Brilliant Uncirculated Obverse: Irish harp with the country name to the left and the date to the right Reverse: Decorative initial "O" resembling a bird, out of the "Book of Kells" and the denomination below
Because the population of Ireland is so low, the mintages of their coins also tended to be rather low. Here we present an Irish pre-Euro coin, the 10P in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and you don’t see many this nice. Supplies are of course very limited and these are in bright and beautiful condition.